I was bewildered, yet puzzled, as if I was trying to look for a kind of “meaning” which was not there.
S Eliot’s Poetry Epitomises The Frustration And Impotence Of The Modern Individual.” Explore This Notion In Relation To Your Text Set For Study.
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Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on the 26th of September, 1888, in St. Throughout his childhood, he had the widest education available.
After all, his father was a successful entrepreneur, president, and treasurer of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company while his Eliot dropped the Merton College in the middle and married Vivienne on 26 June 1915 in a secret ceremony.
or at least at first,” and indeed, my own reading of his works initially drew upon personal impressions of his imageries and allusions.
The critic Potter Woodbery, echoes that it is precisely because of Eliot’s fragmented, “modern metaphors and similes,” that allows responders to gain a “fuller and closer examination.” in which ‘old and white’ refers to the anthropomorphic Christian God, and the ‘white horse’ refers to the book of Revelation as the apocalyptic skeletal horse of death.
Textual integrity is evident as Eliot’s poetry indirectly presents to us a sense of isolation and hopelessness through his sensual collage of sound, scent and sight that inspire readers to seek out their own interpretations. S Eliot’s prescribed poems, we as responders are able to hear a single voice – Eliot’s inner soul, resonating with us.
His poetry endures precisely because of the impersonal way he has constructed the personal within us.
As a result, I am able to grasp the resonating impact of Eliot’s powerful allusion, which captures the temporary respite of man’s penultimate death.
The vision of the “white horse [galloping] away,” fills me with a sense of immediacy and relief, knowing that the birth of Christ has averted the Apocalypse.